What is Lattice Fencing
Lattice fencing is a popular style of fencing that offers privacy while being eye-catching and adding curb appeal. Lattice fencing is a style of fence that appears with a weaved basket look. This style of fencing can be found in several different sizes and heights depending on the intended use.
How Can You Use Lattice Fencing?
There are a few different ways you can incorporate lattice fencing into your outdoor design. You can use a full 6ft or 8ft panel of lattice fencing as your primary fence lice pictured in this section.
You can also use a lattice top fence as an accent to your privacy fence, for example. This is very common and gives your privacy fence a unique look. Top fence is also very popular to be used around patios as extra privacy and shade, surrounding hot tubs, and garden enclosures
You can also find lattice fencing in different materials like natural wood species and vinyl. This makes customizing easy and allows you to choose the material that works best for you.
The Difference Between
Natural or Vinyl Lattice Fencing
When it comes to the different styles of fencing there are pros and cons to all of them, but there may be a material that is right for you based on your specific needs and wants.
Benefits to Vinyl
Vinyl is a product that is very simple and easy to take care of, but there are some pros to using vinyl as opposed to natural wood species.
- Installation – Alongside other styles of fencing, vinyl is easy to install and doesn’t take any specific tools or steps to install.
- Maintenance – When it comes to taking care of your vinyl fence, it is very simple and straightforward. You can easily wipe the surface clean or use a hose to spray off the surface of your vinyl fence.
- No Need for Stain or Paint – With vinyl fencing, you don’t have to worry about choosing a paint or a stain for your fence. The vinyl material doesn’t require the extra protection from paint and/or stain.
Benefits to Natural Wood Fence
Natural wood is a beautiful and unique way to add value and curb appeal to your home. This style of fencing tends to grab the attention of visitors and people driving by more often than vinyl.
- Natural and Beautiful Appearance – Natural wood has an incredible look to it compared to other alternatives of fencing. Natural wood will stand out and catch the attention more than vinyl or other styles of fence. With a clear transparent stain, you can make the wood grain and knots in cedar pop!
- Install – To install natural wood fences, it is very simple just like vinyl. It does take a little more time to secure with screws or nails, but it’s still very easy to do and can be done without the help of a professional.
- Price – Natural wood fencing can be more affordable than other styles of fencing because it takes less manufacturing. Be sure to check with your supplier on their pricing because it can also depend on where you are located and who you are buying from.
If you have any questions about our pricing on fencing, contact us today!
Have You Heard that Lattice Fencing is Bad?
Well, it Used to Be!
In the past year, lattice fencing was given a bad reputation for not lasting as long as it was supposed to, rotting, and being an overall difficult style of fence to care for. Since then, lattice fencing has been given a bad rap, making homeowners steer away from it when they are shopping for fence materials. Lattice fencing has been used as an inferior material to use inside homes for decor instead of as a fence like it should be. Recently, lattice fencing has started making a comeback and is being used in neighborhoods everywhere. The main thing is, you must be careful where you buy your lattice fencing from and make sure it’s high quality. Here are a few ways our lattice fencing has improved from the past:
In the past, because lattice fencing was sold at such an affordable price, a lot of homeowners stayed away from it because it was “cheap”. While lattice fencing is a more affordable style of fencing, that doesn’t mean that the material is cheap necessarily. Our lattice fencing is more affordable compared to others, but it is of higher quality than others too. How can that be possible you might ask? Well, we buy all of our products directly from the mill which means we cut out the middleman which allows us to cut down on the cost. Because of the relationships we have with our mills, we can get products for a more affordable price which means we can sell it to you at a lower price point. If you are shopping around for lattice fencing, the price typically reflects where they got their stock from and of course the overall quality. Make sure to take the time to research and ask your supplier about the product before purchasing it.
One of the biggest complaints among homeowners back when lattice fencing was popular was the thickness of the material. Lattice used to be very thin, frail and easy to damage, which made it very difficult to have this style of fence in climates like Colorado. Any exposure to wind, snow, rain, or hail and the material was damaged. Now, our lattice fencing is manufactured locally which means the elements it will be exposed to are taken into account. We carry lattice fencing that is ¾” thick compared to the traditional ¼” thick. This means it can take on a lot more and if it is exposed to the harsh weather that Colorado sees, it won’t damage as easily.
Things to Remember when
Installing a Lattice Fence
Aside from the cost and the thickness of the fence, you can take other precautions to prolong the life of your fence and make sure it doesn’t damage.
The installation process is vital because this sets the stage from whether or not your fence will last years or months. Especially in Colorado, like we mentioned, we are exposed to harsh weather like wind, hail, snow, and rain. All of these can damage a fence if it isn’t installed properly. For example, wind can blow your fence down if not secured properly. Rain can warp certain materials if not sealed and cause water damage. To avoid any issues from the weather, you want to make sure you follow all the necessary steps when installing your fence. Make sure you secure all the materials properly, use the correct tools, and double check your work.
Once your fence is installed, you must take care of it around twice a year to keep it looking its best and lasting longer. Typically once in the fall and again in the spring, do a look over and make sure you don’t notice any damage or imperfections that need to be repaired. If you do find any issues, make sure to repair them as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Depending on the material your fence made out of, you might have applied paint or stain during installation. It is recommended that you refresh the paint or stain to keep up with the protective layer on the surface. Paint and stain aren’t just for the aesthetic of things, they also keep the surface protected and act as a barrier.
With the cost, thickness, installation and the upkeep taken into consideration, a lattice fence can be a very suitable material for fencing. Research is important to do, as well as communicating with your suppliers, so you know you have all the necessary information. If you have any questions or concerns you would like addressed, give us a call today! We have a team of specialists that can help you through the process and give you some guidance!
Vine Garden Lattice Fencing
This style of lattice fencing is very popular. Because of the spaces between the weaves, lattice fencing is very commonly used for privacy walls. The idea is that you install lattice as a fence barrier and you intertwine vines and flowers that will eventually grow into a wall of green to act as a privacy barrier between you and your neighbors. It’s also a great way to add some aesthetic to your outdoor space.
Planter Box with Lighting
This style is traditional lattice fencing with a small design flare. You can use lattice fencing and then add certain things to enhance the overall look and feel of your fence. In this case, the designer used planter boxes at the base and added some lighting to give the fence an enchanted look in the twilight of the night. You can add anything you see fit to your fence, but this is a great start to design inspiration.
Traditional Lattice Fencing
This style is a traditional lattice fencing. The great thing about lattice is that it looks so well designed on its own with nothing added to it. If you’re looking for a simple fencing style that is still enhanced, traditional lattice fencing is a great option.
Privacy Fencing with Lattice
Finally, this is the last style, which is a traditional privacy fence with a one-foot section of lattice on top. This is a great way to incorporate lattice into your fence design if you are wanting security and privacy as well.